CNC to enhance the performance of biodegradable plastic bags

Published On: 8 September 2022Categories: CNC Community

The mechanical property performance of polyethylene used in disposable bags can be difficult to match with a biodegradable alternative but collaborating researchers at institutes in Korea have achieved superior tensile strength, toughness and tear resistance by the incorporation of CNC into a modified poly (butylene succinate) (PBS). The resulting composite designated as PBS-3C in the graphs and images below was noted by the authors as being twice as strong as polyethylene giving the opportunity for lower gauge films.

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For more information, please consult the full article Hyeri Kim et al, Green Chem., 2021, 23, 2293

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